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Oscar Florianus Bluemner
Approaching Black, 1932
Tempera-Varnish Painting on panel
23 3/8 x 31 1/2 inches
Signed at lower right: BLUEMNER (elided monogram)

PROVENANCE
The artist; to
His estate; to
His daughter;
Vera Bluemner Kouba;
Private collection, New York, until the present

EXHIBITED

The Marie Harriman Gallery, New York, 1935, Oscar Bluemner // University Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1939, Oscar Florianus Bluemner, no. 10 // The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; The Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas; and The New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, 1988-89, Oscar Bluemner: Landscapes of Sorrow and Joy, no. 104 // Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York, 2005-6, Bluemner on Paper, no. 27 // Denver Art Museum, What it Meant to be Modern, 1910 – 1965, 2016-17

RECORDED

Jeffrey R. Hayes, Oscar Bluemner: Landscapes of Sorrow and Joy (1988), no. 104, illus. p. 70 // Jeffrey R. Hayes, Oscar Bluemner (1991), pp. 153, 169, nos. 102, 117, illus. // Laura Carey Martin, ed., American Images: The SBC Collection of Twentieth-Century American Art (1996), pp. 89, 283, no. 32 // Barbara Mathes Gallery, Bluemner on Paper (2005), no. 27, pp. 12-13, 37 (illus.) // Julie Augur and Nanette V. Maciejunes, What it Meant to be Modern, 1910 – 1965, (2016), p. 31, illus.

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